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Thursday ELL Conversation Free Class on Zoom

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Contact Us

Bartlesville Public Library

600 S. Johnstone

Bartlesville, OK 74003

918-338-4161

Hours:

BPL Hours -
Monday - Friday:
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday:
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Days Library is Closed

bpl@cityofbartlesville.org

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Community Action

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Bartlesville Public Library has purchased 30 Hotspots
(portable, wireless internet connection devices)
with CARES Act grant funds!
The Hotspots will be available for checkout

starting Monday, November 2nd;
however, you may log into your BPL account
NOW and place one on hold!

You must be 18 or older to borrow a Hotspot, and
your BPL account must be in good standing.
Hotspots check out for 21 days, are limited to one device per household, and are on a first come, first served basis.
Upon checkout, patrons will be required to present a government issued photo ID and
sign a lending agreement.
US Cellular is providing the internet service.

To place your hold,
click HOTSPOTS, then select
Place Request!

When returned, hotspots will undergo a quarantine period before
BPL returns them to circulation.
Should you have questions regarding borrowing a Hotspot from your Library,
send us a Facebook message,
call our Circulation Team at 918-338-4171 or
email us at bpl@cityofbartlesville.org.

Bartlesville Public Library –
Serving our community with excellence!

Click (HERE) to read about the
CARES Act funds granted to BPL.

We want to take a few minutes to share our cleaning and quarantine practices performed for the safety of our patrons and community. 

Bartlesville Public Library is following the REALM (Reopen Archives, Libraries and Museums) guidelines.

BPL receives returned materials via the outside drop boxes and a designated cart located outside of the circulation desk, then all returned materials are secured for a 72-hour quarantine.  After the 72-hour quarantine, all materials are inspected and then undergo individual UV light disinfection.

After the library materials are quarantined and disinfected, BPL staff returns the items to our circulating collection.  Staff does not check-in materials returned until after the quarantine and disinfection processes for their safety. When checked in, items are checked in as of the date they were returned by you, so that fines do not apply during the quarantine or disinfection period.

Additionally, we take extra care and attention inside the library. All BPL staff members wear masks at all times.  BPL staff disinfect and sanitize patron areas at regular intervals and immediately when someone leaves an area. BPL’s closing and opening procedures include deep cleaning of all areas.

BPL is pleased to offer our community a library that is relevant and follows best practices.

Please contact Denise Goff our Operations Manager at (918)338-4187 or email Denise at dcgoff@cityofbartlesville.org to let us know about any concerns you have. 

BPL – Serving our community with excellence!

The Friends of the Bartlesville Public Library is having a
BIG BOOK SALE with unbelievable prices!
Coming in November,
all of their Christmas and holiday books will be available.
This sale is one you will not want to miss!
Books, books, books & deals, deals, deals –
a great combination!

“The Friends of the Bartlesville Library extends their appreciation for the continued patronage support of the FOL Book Store.”, said Diana Williams, FOL Volunteer.

Connect to the Oklahoma Virtual Library (HERE)

Each month, BPL offers 3 eBooks & 3 eAudio Books with
“no holds & no waiting”.
Use the OverDrive or Libby Apps to download this
month’s specials onto your mobile devices,
and listen or read when and where you want!


Do you need help with the OverDrive or Libby App?
Call our Reference Staff! (918)338-4168
Enjoy the October specials –
Fall into a good eBook or eAudio Book!

Bartlesville Public Library –
Serving our community with excellence!
#BPLibraryLife #OverDrive #Libby
#BPLVirtual #ebooks #eaudiobooks
#October #specials

Bartlesville Public Library is one of
50 institutions to receive the grant from
ODL courtesy of the federal CARES Act and the
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
A total of $290,000 has been distributed to public libraries;

tribal libraries; cultural centers; museums; and literacy programs to
improve digital access during the COVID-19 pandemic, and beyond.
BPL received a $5,000 grant for literacy and

a $9,240 grant to the library.

BPL’s Director, Shellie McGill, said,
“The funds will be used to purchase 30 “Hotspots” which will help the community with the additional demand and needs related to
Wi-Fi at home or “on the go”,
and to purchase new laptops for our literacy program.”

BPL reopened on June 1:
Monday – Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

According to ODL Director Melody Kellogg, “We already have a digital divide in Oklahoma and across the country. The pandemic has just made the divide harsher since libraries and other places that offer this free access may be closed or only offering limited services at this time.” Kellogg said Congress provided for CARES Act funds to help libraries, museums and tribal nations bridge this divide.

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries is the official state library of Oklahoma.
The agency serves the in-formation and records management needs of state government, assists with public library development, coordinates library and information technology projects for the state, and serves the public through its specialized collections.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services works to advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grant making, research, and policy development.

A complete list of Oklahoma recipients of the
Digital Inclusion Grants can be found at:
tinyurl.com/OKDigitalInclusionGrants
Dora Patzkowski presents Shellie McGill with the Cherokee Nation Donation Check!

Dora Patzkowski, Cherokee Nation Tribal Council Representative for District 12
(that includes Washington County and Bartlesville),
presented Bartlesville Public Library with a surprise donation!🥰

Thank you to the Cherokee Nation for the generous donation of $3,095!
“We are honored and humbled. We had no idea this donation was coming, and we are thrilled that they chose to support our community in this manner!” said Shellie McGill.

Bartlesville Public Library strives to
serve our community with excellence,
and greatly appreciates the additional support
received from the Cherokee Nation!

#communitysupport #thankyou 
#BPLibraryLife 

Youth Services Librarian, Miss Laura, is pictured with OKM Music’s donation to
Bartlesville Public Library’s Youth Services Department.

Bartlesville Public Library extends
our sincere thanks to
OKM Music for their kind donation to our
Youth Services Department!

OKM Music donated three children’s books:
Secrets of the Vegetable Garden,
by Carron Brown and Giordano Poloni;
Dan, the Taxi Man,
by Eric Ode and illustrated by Ken Culotta;
and
Once Upon a Timely,
by Lynn Parrish Sutton and illustrated by Faith Pray.

OKM Music’s donation to BPL included the featured books from their children’s programming events held in July, and
supplies used to create their projects!
The books are available for BPL patron borrowing, and they are located in our Youth Services Department!

Thanks again to OKM Music for helping
BPL continue serving the community with excellence!

What could be better than connecting to BPL with your preferred mobile device(s), and having everything you need all in one App?!?

Download BPL’s new app today, on Android or Apple devices, and begin enjoying the all-in-one library experience!

• Search BPL’s catalog!
• Renew books, check fines, verify and check the status of items on hold, and more!
• Stay connected with BPL’s social media with links to Twitter, Facebook & Instagram!
• Scan an ISBN (# on the back cover of books), and quickly view BPL’s availability!

(Please ensure you are downloading the MyLibrary App by Innovative)

Click (HERE) to watch a video demo by Innovative that can help you set up the app, and check out some of the MyLibrary! App features!

As always, Ask a Librarian, should you need help!

Bartlesville Public Library –
Serving our community with excellence!
Download the OverDrive or Libby App today, so that you may begin enjoying FREE eAudiobooks and eBooks!

BPL patrons are joining millions internationally in
The Big Library Read, August 3-17!

(CLICK HERE)

Download an eBook/eAudiobook of
Tim Mason’s, The Darwin Affair.
BPL’s Digital or Traditional cards will allow you to enjoy a
no waiting experience!

The Big Library Read is the world’s largest digital book club!
Borrow Tim Mason’s “intellectually stimulating and viscerally exciting” historical fiction thriller, The Darwin Affair.
Solve the mystery from home too!
Discuss online with other readers: 
https://discuss.biglibraryread.com/

This FREE program runs for three weeks and only requires a Bartlesville Public Library card to get started!
To apply for a digital card, click HERE for more information and to
download the application!

Bartlesville Public Library –
Virtually serving our community with excellence!

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